UNITED STATES

US charges 412 people for health fraud

US authorities slapped 412 medical professionals with fraud charges, many for overprescribing opioids...

14 Jul 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Costco to pay $11.75m over medical prescriptions

LOS ANGELES - Warehouse retail giant Costco has agreed to pay $11.75 million to settle allegations that some of its pharmacies improperly filled prescriptions for controlled substances, federal officials announced Thursday...

20 Jan 2017

UNITED STATES

Good quality medical transcription is achievable

Medicine is one of the noblest fields; mainly due to its major role as life-saver. This has resulted as a boom in the health-care industry in the past few decades...

By Ritesh Sanghani 5 May 2015

UNITED STATES

Google sets up anti-ageing platform

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google's new company aimed at addressing problems of health and ageing has taken a step forward with its own website and mission statement.

13 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Google sets $250m aside to stop illegal online pharmacies

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has agreed in a court settlement to spend at least $250m over the next five years to help fight illegal online pharmacies selling medicines to US customers.

11 Aug 2014

UNITED STATES

Valeant's higher offer rejected by Allergan again

NEW YORK, USA: Botox manufacturer Allergan has rejected, for a third time, a takeover bid from Canadian drugs maker Valeant, claiming the increased offer still substantially under-values the company.

11 Jun 2014

UNITED STATES

Generic companies free from prosecution

WASHINGTON, USA: Manufacturers of generic drugs cannot be sued for adverse side effects caused by products that they did not themselves design, the US Supreme Court ruled on Monday (24 June).

26 Jun 2013

UNITED STATES

Morning after pill for girls any age in USA

WASHINGTON, USA: The Obama administration said this week it would comply with a judge's order to allow women and girls of any age to purchase emergency contraception, ending its efforts to restrict the drug's availability.

12 Jun 2013

UNITED STATES

GSK's blockbuster drug Avandia reviewed

WASHINGTON, USA: GlaxoSmithKline's controversial diabetes drug Avandia, restricted in the US and banned in Europe over concerns it raises heart attack risk, is getting a second look this week by US medical experts.

6 Jun 2013

UNITED STATES

Ranbaxy sold adulterated drugs in US

WASHINGTON, USA: American authorities said on Monday (13 May) that a US$500m fine would be imposed on Indian generic pharmaceutical manufacturer Ranbaxy after it pleaded guilty to selling adulterated drugs in the United States.

15 May 2013

UNITED STATES

#MedicationMarketing: How the pharma industry is using social media to sell

NEW YORK, US: A multi-billion dollar industry that's banned in all but the US and New Zealand, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical marketing is beginning to embrace social media, explains the latest report by international business experts GBI Research.

3 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

Branded pharmaceutical websites generate highest lifts in Rx conversion and adherence

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released results from its sixth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry, conducted in partnership with marketing innovation consultancy Evolution Road LLC.

10 Apr 2012

UNITED STATES

Branded pharmaceutical websites drive conversions among prospects and patients

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released results from its fifth annual Online Marketing Effectiveness Benchmarks for the Pharmaceutical Industry. The study supports previous findings that exposure to online display advertising and branded websites provides a positive lift in awareness and favourability toward pharmaceutical brands. Visitation to branded websites also continues to provide the most significant lifts in prospect conversion and patient refills.

22 Mar 2011

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